Chamara Basnayake is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours, and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He works at St Vincent’s Hospital and consults privately at Central Melbourne Gastroenterology.
Chamara completed his specialist gastroenterology training at St Vincent's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, where he gained expertise in endoscopy and a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions. Chamara completed physician training at Monash Medical Centre, during which he received the prize for clinical excellence, awarded to one physician trainee excelling at clinical practice and leadership. During his training, Chamara was also selected to the role of Chief Medical Resident at Monash Health, a key leadership position, which involved promoting a close partnership between hospital executives and junior doctors.
Chamara is currently completing a PhD in functional gut disorders, specifically the use of a multi-disciplinary model of care. Chamara runs the multi-disciplinary functional gut disorders clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital.